A woman is recovering after having her fingers chopped off by her husband in Bangladesh, a majority Muslim nation.
30-year-old Rafiqul Islam blindfolded his 21-year-old wife Hawa Akhter and taped her mouth promising her presents, but instead a surprise poor woman got 5 fingers cut off.
This situation happenned because Ms Akhter refused to quit her studies despite the numerous warnings from her husband’s side.’
The husband, a migrant worker in the United Arab Emirates, warned his wife that there would be ‘severe consequences’ if she didn’t give up her studies.
‘After he came back to Bangladesh, he wanted to have a discussion with me,’ Hawa told The New York Times.
‘Suddenly, he blindfolded me and tied my hand. He also taped my mouth saying that he would give me some surprise gifts. But, instead he cut off my fingers.”
After Islam cut off Akhter’s fingers, one of his relatives threw it into a dustbin just to make sure that doctors couldn’t reattach them.
The Daily Mail quoted Bangladesh police chief Mohammed Saluddin saying that Rafiqul had confessed after he was arrested in the capital, Dhaka, and will face charges of permanent disfiguration.
‘He was enraged. He was jealous because while he only had a grade eight standard education, his wife was off to college to pursue higher studies,’ said Saluddin.
However, Hawa has not given up hope. She is learning to write with her left hand and is determined to resume her studies. She is now back at her parent’s house.
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